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Complainant Name:
Christian Hunt

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday


Christian Hunt of Carbon Brief complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccuracy on two occasions in relation to Ofgem estimates of the proportion of energy bills that is attributable to "green taxes".


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction:

On September 18 and on October 29 we said the Government's 'green stealth taxes' are costing families an average of £200 a year - an increase of 15-20 per cent on typical domestic power bills. In fact Ofgem estimates that environmental costs account for 7 per cent, or £100, of the average domestic power bill.

Date Published: 23/12/2011

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